Slow, steady goes the turtle

Gazette photo by Erik Sandin

Five-year-old James Calmon, left, and his brother, Jack Calmon, 3, make a decorate paper plate turtles with help from their mother, Stephanie LeGros, Saturday during the family’s visit to the Independent School District 834’s open house at the district’s new Early Childhood Family Center next to Stillwater Junior High. LeGros and her sons stopped to work on their project in the ECFC’s five-day pre-school room. Residents could tour the building’s classrooms and gymnasium and physical therapy rooms during the two-hour open house. The center’s first students started sessions Sept. 4.